Although electric furnaces are not as common as heat pumps and natural gas furnaces, they are more common in south Florida than in colder areas of the nation. Generally, electric furnaces are not as efficient or powerful as natural gas furnaces, but living in a tropical climate means that homes don’t have the same heating needs as northern homes. Because there are no gas lines and many homeowners consider them “easy” heating system solutions, maintenance visits are often skipped or postponed. However, it’s important to remember to schedule your system’s maintenance service visit annually to ensure your system remains reliable and efficient.
Regular maintenance checks will help ensure that the heating system doesn’t break down when you need it most. Although a working heater isn’t as vital as in other parts of the country, it can be uncomfortable if your system isn’t functioning properly as the weather gets colder. In addition, regular maintenance service visits reduce the number of emergency calls you’ll need to make with regard to your heating system and help prolong the life of your system (ultimately saving you money).
Energy and Cost Savings
Keeping your heating system in good working order and as efficient as possible will ensure that you aren’t paying more for your heating needs than necessary. Because heating systems that run on electricity already cost more to use than natural gas systems, it’s vital that your system isn’t using more energy than absolutely necessary to heat your home.
If it’s time to schedule an appointment to have your electric heating system serviced, call the experts at American Air Cares today.